09 October 2009

Childhood home of the Boleyn children: Hever Castle

Usually, when people think of Anne, Mary, and George Boleyn as children, they think of Hever Castle. Hever Castle is a magnificent, yet undeniably eerie castle that is located in the beautiful countryside of North Kent. Hever Castle is actually a manor house, complete with curtained walls and surrounded by a moat. It features huge turrets, a cobbled courtyard, drawbridge entry, three portcullises and two pairs of doors.

It is uncertain as to whether Mary was born at Hever Castle. It may be more likely that she was born at Blickling Hall, near Alysham, Norfolk.

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